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2015 News Releases

  1. ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown Linked to Fewer Painkiller Overdose Deaths in Florida

    A crackdown on Florida’s “pill mills” – clinics dispensing large quantities of prescription painkillers – appears to have dramatically reduced overdose deaths in the state and may have also led to a drop in heroin overdose deaths, new research suggests.
    Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:57:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/pill-mill-crackdown-linked-to-fewer-painkiller-overdose-deaths-in-florida.html
  2. Industry-Financed Clinical Trials on the Rise, As Number of NIH-Funded Trials Falls

    Since 2006, the number of industry-sponsored clinical trials has risen dramatically, while the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health has fallen substantially.
    Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:01:24 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/industry-financed-clinical-trials-on-the-rise-as-number-of-nih-funded-trials-falls.html
  3. More Attention Needed to Results of Simple Test of Kidney Function

    Two new papers suggest predictive value of not only single kidney-function test result, but also results over time in understanding risk of kidney failure and death
    Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:21:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/more-attention-needed-to-results-of-simple-test-of-kidney-function.html
  4. JHU Schools Increase Funding for Award-Winning Student Center That Partners With Baltimore City Nonprofits

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing significantly increase support of the Student Outreach Resource Center to strengthen partnerships with community organizations across Baltimore.
    Thu, 10 Dec 2015 20:18:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/jhu-schools-increase-funding-for-award-winning-student-center-that-partners-with-baltimore-city-nonprofits.html
  5. Inmates Getting Access to Medicaid Upon Release From Jail or Prison

    With the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, an entire new population is eligible for government health care: low-income men, including men exiting jail or prison.
    Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:59:59 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/inmates-getting-access-to-medicaid-upon-release-from-jail-or-prison.html
  6. Study: Paying for Transgender Health Care Cost-Effective

    Paying for sex reassignment surgery and hormones is actually cost-effective, even though U.S. health insurance plans deny benefits to transgender men and women for medical care necessary to transition to the opposite sex, a new analysis finds.
    Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:38:44 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-paying-for-transgender-health-care-cost-effective.html
  7. Blood From Small Children ‘Remembers’ Prenatal Smoking Exposure

    New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research finds that blood taken from children up to the age of five contains molecular evidence about whether their mothers smoked during pregnancy.
    Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:07:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/blood-from-small-children-remembers-prenatal-smoking-exposure.html
  8. Researchers Find Link Between Air Pollution and Heart Disease

    Researchers have found a link between higher levels of a specific kind of air pollution in major urban areas and an increase in cardiovascular-related hospitalizations such as for heart attacks in people 65 and older.
    Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:34:59 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/researchers-find-link-between-air-pollution-and-heart-disease.html
  9. Public Health Leaders Urge Far-Reaching Reforms to Curb Prescription Opioid Epidemic

    A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, today issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
    Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:07:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/public-health-leaders-urge-far-reaching-reforms-to-curb-prescription-opioid-epidemic.html
  10. New Online Tool Predicts Lifetime Risk of Kidney Failure

    Healthy older people are at relatively low risk of developing kidney failure during their lifetimes – even if they have somewhat reduced kidney function – making them good candidates to be living kidney donors, new research suggests.
    Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:41:07 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/new-online-tool-predicts-lifetime-risk-of-kidney-failure.html
  11. Bloomberg School Receives $25 Million to Expand Data Survey Collection Through Mobile Phones

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand data collection activities under the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 (PMA2020) project.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:22:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/bloomberg-school-receives-25-million-dollars-to-expand-data-survey-collection-through-mobile-phones.html
  12. Food Policy: Cutting Waste, Broadening Systems

    In two separate articles, researchers detail strategies aimed at cutting food waste and broadening approaches to food policy, moves that the researchers say would ultimately improve public health and food security.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:54:59 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/food-policy-cutting-waste-broadening-systems.html
  13. Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Shows Promise in Early Trial

    A new candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) made with a weakened version of the virus shows great promise at fighting the disease, the leading cause of hospitalization for children under the age of one in the U.S.
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:19:03 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/vaccine-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus-shows-promise-in-early-trial.html
  14. News Tips from the American Public Health Association Meeting in Chicago

    Four research presentations given by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Chicago.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:54:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/news-tips-from-the-american-public-health-association-meeting-in-chicago.html
  15. Restaurants Listing Calorie Counts on the Menu Offer More Lower Calorie Items

    Large U.S.-based chain restaurants that voluntarily list calorie counts on their menus average nearly 140 fewer calories per item than those that do not post the information, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:09:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/restaurants-listing-calorie-counts-on-the-menu-offer-more-lower-calorie-items.html
  16. Study: Small Urban Corner Stores Offer Increased Healthy Food Options

    Federal food policy changes led to increased availability of healthy foods at smaller urban corner stores in Baltimore, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:36:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-small-urban-corner-stores-offer-increased-healthy-food-options.html
  17. Find Way to Focus On Dietary Supplement Safety, Experts Say

    A former principal FDA deputy commissioner is proposing that regulators of dietary supplements: Focus less on whether these vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts actually do what they claim and instead take important steps to improve their safety.
    Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:18:16 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/find-way-to-focus-on-dietary-upplement-safety-experts.html
  18. Place Could Impact Health Disparities More Than Race

    African American and white men who live in racially integrated communities and who have comparable incomes have far fewer differences when it comes to behaviors that contribute to poor health compared to African American and white men overall in the U.S.
    Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:52:51 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/place-could-impact-health-disparities-more-than-race.html
  19. Deaths from Chronic Diseases Now Hitting Poorest Households Hard in Bangladesh

    The number of people in Bangladesh dying from chronic diseases increased dramatically among the nation’s poorest households over a 24-year period, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:35:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/deaths-from-chronic-diseases-now-hitting-poorest-households-hard-in-bangladesh.html
  20. Children Who Take Antibiotics Gain Weight Faster Than Kids Who Don’t

    Kids who receive antibiotics throughout the course of their childhoods gain weight significantly faster than those who do not, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:41:12 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/children-who-take-antibiotics-gain-weight-faster-than-kids-who-dont.t.html
  21. Alcohol Ads Linked to Teen Alcohol Brand Choices

    Overall exposure to brand-specific alcohol advertising is a significant predictor of underage youth alcohol brand consumption.
    Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:26:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/alcohol-ads-linked-to-teen-alcohol-brand-choices.html
  22. Global Leaders to Urge ‘Global Commitments, Local Actions’ at Fourth International Conference on Family Planning

    November meeting in Indonesia will call attention to improving global access to lifesaving family planning resources and elevate family planning in the context of the new Sustainable Development Goals
    Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:01:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/global-leaders to-urge-global-commitments-local-actions-at-fourth-international-conference-on-family-planning.html
  23. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names New Associate Dean for External Affairs

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has chosen Heath Elliott as its new associate dean for external affairs.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:03:08 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-names-new-associate-dean-for-external-affairs.html
  24. Four in Ten Older Adults Burdened by Demands of Health Care System

    Nearly four in ten older adults say that managing their health care needs is difficult for them or their families or that all of the requirements of their health care are too much to handle, new research shows.
    Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:04:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/four-in-ten-older-adults-burdened-by-demands-of-health-care-system.html
  25. Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

    Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new research suggests.
    Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:02:40 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-fracking-industry-wells-associated-with-premature-birth.html
  26. Many Use Prescription Painkillers, Most See Abuse as Major Health Concern

    More than one in four Americans has taken prescription painkillers in the past year, even as a majority say that abuse of these medications is a very serious public health concern, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:36:20 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/many-use-prescription-painkillers-most-see-abuse-as-major-health-concern.html
  27. Study Finds Significant Differences in Frailty by Region and by Race Among Older Americans

    A large-scale survey of older Americans living at home or in assisted living settings found that 15 percent are frail, a diminished state that makes people more vulnerable to falls, chronic disease and disability.
    Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:48:19 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-finds-significant-differences-in-frailty-by-region-and-by-race-among-older-americans.html
  28. Nearly Half of U.S. Seafood Supply Is Wasted

    As much as 47 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste, new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) suggests
    Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:32:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/nearly-half-of-u-s-seafood-supply-is-wasted.html
  29. Teen Marijuana Use Down Despite Greater Availability

    Marijuana use among U.S. high school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, despite legal developments such as the decriminalization of the drug in some states and approval of recreational use in a handful, new research suggests.
    Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:12:45 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/teen-marijuana-use-down-despite-greater-availability.html
  30. ‘Clever Adaptation’ Allows Yeast Infection Fungus to Evade Immune System Attack

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have discovered a new way that the most prevalent disease-causing fungus can thwart immune system attacks.
    Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:52:34 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/clever-adaptation-allows-yeast-infection-fungus-to-evade-immune-system-attack.htm
  31. Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Names New Director

    Anthony D. So, MD, MPA, a leading expert in access to health technologies, innovation and public health practice, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
    Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:47:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-llvable-future-names-new-director.html
  32. Suicide-By-Firearm Rates Shift in Two States After Changes in State Gun Laws

    A new study examining changes in gun policy in two states - Connecticut and Missouri -- finds that handgun purchaser licensing requirements influence suicide rates.
    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:52:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/suicide-by-firearm-rates-shift-in-two-states-after-changes-in-state-gun-laws.html
  33. Sara Bleich Named 2015-2016 White House Fellow

    Sara N. Bleich, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed one of the 2015-2016 White House Fellows.
    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:31:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/sara-bleich-named-2015-2016-white-house-fellow.html
  34. Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

    Mathematical model shows more cases may be prevented and more lives saved when using one dose of cholera vaccine instead of recommended two doses.
    Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:48:24 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/less-may-be-more-in-slowing-cholera-epidemics.html
  35. Return on Investment Slipping in Biomedical Research

    As more money has been spent on biomedical research in the United States over the past 50 years, there has been diminished return on investment in terms of life expectancy gains and new drug approvals.
    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:48:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/return-on-investment-slipping-in-biomedicalp-research.html
  36. In First Year, Two Florida Laws Reduce Amount of Opioids Prescribed, Study Suggests

    Two Florida laws, enacted to combat prescription drug abuse and misuse in that state, led to a small but significant decrease in the amount of opioids prescribed the first year the laws were in place.
    Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:17:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/in-first-year-two-florida-laws-reduce-amount-of-opioids-prescribed-study-suggests.html
  37. Hepatitis C Infection May Fuel Heart Risk

    People infected with the hepatitis C virus are at risk for liver damage, but the results of a new Johns Hopkins study now show the infection may also spell heart trouble.
    Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:31:16 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/hepatitis-c-infection-may-fuel-heart-risk.html
  38. Transplant Recipients More Likely To Develop Aggressive Melanoma

    Organ transplant recipients are twice as likely to develop melanoma as people who do not undergo a transplant, and three times more likely to die of the dangerous skin cancer, suggests new research.
    Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:06:09 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/transplant-recipients-more-likely-to-develop-aggressive-melanoma.html
  39. Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 – two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.
    Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:10:45 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/developing a-better-flu-vaccine.html
  40. Striking a Gender Balance Among Speakers at Scientific Conferences

    Increasing the number of female speakers at a scientific conference can be done relatively quickly by calling attention to gender disparities common at such meetings and getting more women involved in the planning process.
    Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:24:40 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/striking a-gender-balance-among-speakers-at-scientific-conferences.html
  41. Simple Mouth Rinse Could Help Predict Recurrence of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancers

    In small study, oropharyngeal cancer patients with HPV traces post-treatment were more likely to have cancer recurrence; finding could lead to new monitoring protocols
    Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:34:10 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/simple-mouth-rinse-could-help-predict-recurrence-of-hpv-related-oropharyngeal-cancers.html
  42. Poor Diabetes Control Found In Older Americans

    Only one in three older Americans have their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:38:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/poor-diabetes-control-found-in-older-americans.html
  43. Burden of Dengue, Chikungunya in India Far Worse Than Understood

    New Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research finds new evidence that an extremely high number of people in southern India are exposed to two mosquito-borne viruses -- dengue and chikungunya.
    Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:03:07 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/burden-of-dengue-chikungunya-in-india-far-worse-than-understood.html
  44. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Welcomes New Health Advisory Board Chair

    Stephen G. Moore, MD, MPH ’93, president and chief executive officer of CarDon & Associates, has been appointed chair of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 39-member advisory board.
    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:21:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-welcomes-new-health-advisory-board-chair.html
  45. Skin Cancer Marker Plays Critical Role in Tumor Growth

    New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the protein keratin 17 s not just a biomarker for the cancer but may play a critical role in tumor growth.
    Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:15:09 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/skin-cancer-marker-plays-critical-role-in-tumor-growth.html
  46. Support for Overdose-Reversing Drug Low, But Can Be Bolstered With Right Messages

    While most Americans do not support policies designed to increase distribution of naloxone – a medication that reverses the effects of a drug overdose – certain types of educational messages about its lifesaving benefits may bolster support for its use.
    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:44:06 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/support-for-overdose-reversing-drug-low-but-can-be-bolstered-with-right-messages.html
  47. Offering Healthier Options at Carryout Stores Improves Bottom Line

    A pilot program designed to encourage mom and pop carryout shops in Baltimore to promote and sell healthier menu items not only improved eating habits, but also increased the stores’ gross revenue by an average 25 percent.
    Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:07:35 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/offering-healthier-options-at-carryout-stores-improves-bottom-line.html
  48. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Tsinghua University Establish China-Based Doctoral Program

    Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:20:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-and-tsinghua-university-establish-china-based-doctoral-program.html
  49. The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Turns 100

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:21:22 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/the-johns-hopkins-school-of-public-health-turns-100.html
  50. Specialized Therapy Taught by Lay Persons Can Aid Vulnerable, Traumatized Children in Developing Nations

    Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:20:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/specialized-therapy-taught-by-lay-persons-can-aid-vulnerable-traumatized-children-in-developing-nations.html
  51. Disconnect Between Doctors and Patients on Use of Email and Facebook

    A large number of patients use online communication tools such as email and Facebook to engage with their physicians, despite recommendations that clinicians limit email and social media contact with patients, new research suggests.
    Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:59:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/disconnect-between-doctors-and-patients-on-use-of-email-and-facebook.html
  52. Needle Exchanges Can Prevent HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

    In New England Journal of Medicine, two experts make case for lifting federal funding bans for such programs to protect health of IV drug users
    Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:01:28 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/needle-exchanges-can-prevent-hiv-outbreaks-like-one-in-indiana.html
  53. Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opioid Abuse

    Many primary care physicians – the top prescribers of prescription pain pills in the United States – don’t understand basic facts about how people may abuse the drugs or how addictive different formulations of the medications can be.
    Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:22:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/survey-many-doctors-misunderstand-key-facets-of-opioid-abuse.html
  54. Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ In Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

    Survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts.
    Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:09:28 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/experts-risk-of-hepatitis-e-outbreak-very-high-in-earthquake-ravaged-nepal.html
  55. New Target May Increase Odds of Successful Mosquito-Based Malaria Vaccine

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have located a new – and likely more promising, they say – target for a potential vaccine against malaria, a mosquito-borne illness that kills as many as 750,000 people each year.
    Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:38:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/new-target-may-increase-odds-of-successful-mosquito-based-malaria-vaccine.html
  56. Connecticut Handgun Licensing Law Associated With 40 Percent Drop in Gun Homicides

    A 1995 Connecticut law requiring a permit or license – contingent on passing a background check – in order to purchase a handgun was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the state’s firearm-related homicide rate, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
    Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:02:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/connecticut-handgun-licensing-law-associated-with-40-percent-drop-in-gun-homicides.html
  57. Americans May Be Wasting More Food Than They Think

    Most Americans are aware that food waste is a problem, are concerned about it, and say they work to reduce their own waste, but nearly three quarters believe that they waste less food than the national average, new research suggests.
    Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:50:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/americans-may-be-wasting-more-food-than-they-think.html
  58. Report: 1 in 4 Baltimore Residents Live in a Food Desert

    A report by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, in collaboration with the Baltimore Food Policy Initiative, found that one in four of the city’s residents live in so-called food deserts with limited access to healthy foods.
    Wed, 10 Jun 2015 19:46:29 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/report-1-in-4-baltimore-residents-live-in a-food-desert.html
  59. Some Hospitals Marking Up Prices More Than 1,000 Percent

    The 50 hospitals in the U.S. with the highest markup of prices over actual costs are charging out-of-network and uninsured patients, as well as auto and workers’ compensation insurers, more than 10 times costs allowed by Medicare, new research suggests.
    Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:22:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/some-hospitals-marking-up-prices-more-than-1000-percent.html
  60. Large Majority of Americans—Including Gun Owners—Support Stronger Gun Safety Policies

    A large majority of Americans – including gun owners – continue to support stronger policies to prevent gun violence than are present in current federal and most state law
    Wed, 03 Jun 2015 15:29:59 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/large-majority-of-americans-includin-gun-owners-support-stronger-gun-safety-policies.html
  61. Maryland Colleges Promote Student-Parent Conversations About Drinking

    A collaborative of 14 Maryland colleges launched a new website today, www.collegeparentsmatter.org, designed to serve as a resource to help parents talk with their college-age children about alcohol.
    Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:38:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/maryland-colleges-promote-student-parent-conversations-about-drinking.html
  62. Henry Waxman Named Centennial Policy Scholar at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Former Congressman Henry A. Waxman joins the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the coming year as its Centennial Policy Scholar.
    Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:50:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/henry-waxman-named-centennial-policy-scholar-at-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  63. Measuring Kidney Health Could Better Predict Heart Disease Risk

    Indicators of kidney function and damage could rival tests of cholesterol and blood pressure in foretelling several outcomes, including death from heart attack, study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds.
    Fri, 29 May 2015 13:59:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/measuring-kidney-health-could-better-predict-heart-disease-risk.html
  64. Gun Violence Restraining Orders: Promising Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence in the U.S.

    Law would give family members and law enforcement tool to temporarily remove guns from someone believed dangerous, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers posit.
    Wed, 20 May 2015 15:21:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/gun-violence-restraining-orders-promising-strategy-to-reduce-gun-violence-in-the-us.html
  65. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to Lead $17 Million Canadian Project

    Program will help nation evaluate the impact of Canada's global maternal and child health programs.
    Mon, 18 May 2015 17:03:24 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health to-lead-17-million-dollar-canadian-project.htm-
  66. Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Studies Find

    Analysis of more than 1 million individuals suggests physicians can determine who is at highest risk by using common blood and urine tests of kidney function, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers find.
    Mon, 11 May 2015 15:56:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/acute-kidney-injury-linked-to-pre-existing-kidney-health-studies-find.html
  67. Primary Care Visits Available to Most Uninsured But at a High Price

    `Secret shopper’ study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds cost of basic new patient visit without health insurance far more than most uninsured can afford.
    Tue, 05 May 2015 15:07:13 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/primary-care-visits-available-to-most-uninsured-but-at-a-high-price.html
  68. Keeping Legalized Marijuana Out of Hands of Kids

    Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggest regulators could learn lessons from tobacco and alcohol industries to keep harmful products away from young people.
    Mon, 04 May 2015 13:08:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/keeping-legalized-marijuana-out-of-hands-of-kids.html
  69. HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

    The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, an analysis finds.
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:14:28 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/hiv-prevention-and-risk-behaviors-follow-weekly-patterns.html
  70. BPA Risk to Newborns May Be Smaller Than Previously Believed

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that while a large majority of newborns are exposed in their earliest days to bisphenol A (BPA), they can chemically alter and rid their bodies of it.
    Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:19:12 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/bpa-risk-to-newborns-may-be-smaller-than-previously-believed.html
  71. Underage Drinkers Most Influenced By Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

    Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and influence of adults and movies as main reasons for consuming specific brands of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences than youth who report other reasons, new research suggests.
    Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:15:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/underage-drinkers-most-influenced-by-alcohol-marketing-more-likely-to-report-dangerous-drinking-behaviors.html
  72. Study: Civic Engagement May Stave Off Brain Atrophy, Improve Memory

    Meaningful activities experienced with others may reverse the normal brain shrinkage associated with the aging process, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study find.
    Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:57:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/study-civic-engagement-may-stave-off-brain-atrophy-improve-memory.html
  73. Increased Levels of Radon in Pennsylvania Homes Correspond to Onset of Fracking

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that the fracking industry began drilling natural gas wells in the state.
    Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:56:53 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/increased-levels-of-radon-in-pennsylvania-homes-correspond-to-onset-of-fracking.html
  74. Molecular Pathway Known to Suppress Tumors Appears to Also Reduce Burden of Neurodegenerative Diseases

    Findings of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healt-led study shed light on quality control measures that help keep cells healthy and go awry in diseases like ALS.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:06:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/molecular-pathway-known-to-suppress-tumors Appears-to-also-reduce-burden-of-neurodegenerative-diseases.html
  75. Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care

    Treating severe infections at home with fewer injections could increase access to care when hospitalization is not possible, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
    Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:08:04 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/simpler-antibiotic-treatment-options-could-help-millions-of-infants-who-lack-access-to-hospital-care.html
  76. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Names New Department Chair

    Arturo Casadevall to lead Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:23:44 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-names-new-department-chair.html
  77. Global Health NOW Launches Website

    Global Health NOW, an e-newsletter started last year by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has launched a website. It will cover the global health stories of the day, and serve as a convening news forum for global health professionals.
    Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:58:17 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/global-health-now-launches-website.html
  78. Drinking Raw Milk Dramatically Increases Risk for Foodborne Illness, Analysis Finds

    An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk put consumers at much greater risk for foodborne illness than drinking pasteurized milk.
    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:48:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/drinking-raw-milk-dramatically-increases-risk-for-foodborne-illness-analysis-finds.html
  79. Strong Regulations on Gun Sales Prevent High-Risk Individuals from Accessing Firearms and Can Reduce Violent Crime, Study Finds

    A review of 28 published studies examining U.S. gun policy found that laws and regulations designed to keep firearms from people at risk of committing violence , i.e., felons, those under restraining orders, are effective and can reduce lethal violence.
    Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:04:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/strong-regulations-on-gun-sales-prevent-high-risk-individuals-from-accessing-firearms-and-can-reduce-violent-crime-study-finds.html
  80. CCP Wins USAID Award for Groundbreaking Behavior Change and Social Marketing Project in Mali

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) was awarded a 5-year grant from the USAID mission in Mali to conduct social and behavior change communication and social marketing activities in that country.
    Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:55:21 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/ccp-wins-usaid-award-for-groundbreaking-behavior-change-and-social-marketing-project-in-mali.html
  81. Increased Susceptibility to Measles a Side Effect of Ebola Epidemic

    Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health find health care disruptions in West Africa due to Ebola have left additional hundreds of thousands of children at risk for preventable illness.
    Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:17:55 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/increased-susceptibility-to-measles-a-side-effect-of-ebola-epidemic.html
  82. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Receive Grant to Evaluate Malaria Detection Test

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers have been awarded a $525,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate a promising test that detects malaria parasites in saliva before people become carriers of the parasite.
    Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:12:50 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-researchers-receive-grant-to-evaluate-malaria-detection-test.html
  83. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Again Named No. 1 Grad School of Its Kind

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has again been named the No. 1 graduate school of its kind by U.S. News & World Report, as it has since the magazine began ranking schools of public health more than 20 years ago.
    Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:01:38 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-again-named-number-1-grad-school-of-its-kind.html
  84. Improving Your Fitness Could Improve the Fitness of Your Spouse

    New research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests counseling couples together about physical activity could improve health of both.
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:03:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/improving-your-fitness-could-improve-the-fitness-of-your-spouse.html
  85. Two Former Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Deans Recognized for Lasting Impacts in the Field

    Two former deans of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH ’60 and Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS ’73 – have recently been recognized for their major achievements in the field of public health.
    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:16:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/two-former-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-deans-recognized-for-lasting-impacts-in-the-field.html
  86. Despite Broad Awareness, Only Half of Doctors Surveyed Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

    In a survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track prescriptions but more than 20 percent said they were not aware of their state’s program.
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:29:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/despite-broad-awareness-only-half-of-doctors-surveyed-use-prescription-drug-monitoring-programs.html
  87. Despite Federal Law, Some Insurance Exchange Plans Offer Unequal Coverage for Mental Health

    A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that one-quarter of plans offered through Affordable Care Act state health insurance exchanges appear non-compliant with ‘parity’ rules.
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:27:18 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/despite-federal-law-some-insurance-exchange-plans-offer-unequal-coverage-for-mental-health.html
  88. Young Drinkers of Flavored Alcohol Beverages Who Only Consume Supersized Versions At Increased Risk of Negative Outcomes

    Underage drinkers of flavored alcohol beverages who exclusively consume the supersized versions are more than six times as likely to report alcohol-related injuries compared to underage youth who drink other types of alcoholic beverages, research finds.
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:00:00 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/young-drinkers-of-flavored-alcohol-beverages-who-only-consume-supersized-versions-at-increased-risk-of-negative-outcomes.html
  89. Do Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies? New Study Suggests Yes

    Researchers find genetic susceptibility to a potentially lethal food allergy, though findings also suggest other factors at work.
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:04:57 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/do-genes-play-a-role-in-peanut-allergies-new-study-suggests-yes.html
  90. AcademyHealth Honors Johns Hopkins ACG Case-Mix System with 2015 Health Services Research Impact Award

    A team at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that developed one of the world’s most widely used healthcare analytical tools has been awarded AcademyHealth’s 2015 Health Services Research Impact Award.
    Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:03:15 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/academy-health-honors-johns-hopkins-acg-case-mix-system-with-2015-health-services-research-impact-award.html
  91. Lyme Disease Costs Up to $1.3 Billion Per Year to Treat, Study Finds

    New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that a prolonged illness associated with Lyme disease in some patients is more widespread and serious than previously understood.
    Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:59:11 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/lyme-disease-costs-more-than-one-billion-dollars-per-year-to-treat-study-finds.html
  92. E-Cigarette Exposure Impairs Immune Responses in Mouse Model, New Research Finds

    In a study with mice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that e-cigarettes compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes.
    Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:51:14 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/e-cigarette-exposure-impairs-immune-responses-in-mouse-model-new-research-finds.html
  93. Children Who Get Vitamin A May Be Less Likely to Develop Malaria

    Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.
    Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:04:58 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/children-who-get-vitamin-a-may-be-less-likely-to-develop-malaria.html
  94. Five New Members Appointed to Health Advisory Board at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named five new members to its Health Advisory Board. which advises the Bloomberg School’s leadership on critical issues.
    Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:40:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/five-new-members-appointed-to-health-advisory Board at Johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  95. Individuals May Consider Organic an Important Factor When Defining Healthy Food

    Consumers think organic is an important factor in deciding whether or not a particular food item is healthy, according to new research by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
    Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:44:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/individuals-may-consider-organic-an-important-factor-when-defining-healthy-food.html
  96. Dean of Bloomberg School of Public Health Appointed to Packard Foundation Board of Trustees

    Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
    Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:58:56 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/dean-of-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-appointed-to-packard-foundation-board-of-trustees.html
  97. Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center Awarded 5-Year Contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a five-year contract to the Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center to help the Center continue to promote evidence-informed decision-making in clinical practice and public health policy
    Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:18:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2015/johns-hopkins-evidence-based-practice-center-awarded-5-year-contract-from-the-agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality.html
  98. Vitamin B May Counter Negative Effects of Pesticide on Fertility

    Women exposed to DDT who had adequate B vitamin intake were more likely to get and stay pregnant than those who were deficient, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
    Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:10:32 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/vitamin-b-may-counter-negative-effects-of-pesticide-on-fertility.html